Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Battleship Texas records
Description: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) manages the conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. Through the TPWD's efforts in these areas, the USS battleship Texas has become both a National Historic Landmark and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. The records consist of prints, ships plans, and a poster reproduction of a painting of the USS Texas from both the U.S. Navy and the TPWD; six audiocassettes containing recordings of Battleship Texas Commission meetings, the campaign to save the Battleship Texas, and the decommissioning ceremony; one 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tape containing a recording of the decommissioning ceremony; one VHS videocassette from the TPWD depicting a condition report and the retirement of the battleship; and meeting minutes of the Battleship Texas Advisory Board. Records are dated 1947-1948, 1971, 1984-1990s, undated, bulk 1980s-1990s. The majority of the materials serve as documentation for the restoration and creation of a historic monument by the TPWD at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. The materials also document the campaign to save the battleship Texas and its decommissioning in 1948. A portion of these materials have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Battleship Texas records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The records are arranged into three groups by format: prints, ship plans and posters; audiovisual materials; and Battleship Texas Advisory Board meeting minutes, which are arranged chronologically.
Copyright information: Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Access restrictions: Digital copies of the audiovisual materials must be used instead of the original tapes.